Economics and Globalization

ArgentinaPulse #1: Argentines' Perceptions of the World Order, Foreign Policy, and Global Issues

In June, the International Monetary Fund approved a historic bailout of Argentina’s troubled economy, offering a $50 billion loan to prevent a debt crisis and put an end to the peso’s staggering freefall. That rescue, however, has not endeared the IMF to most Argentines, according to a new poll by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Poliarquía, the ArgentinaPulse.

The Treasury vs. the Economy

The great learning gleaned from the crises of the seventies through the nineties was that economic stability depends on prudent management of public finances. Whenever fiscal accounts became unbalanced, generally due to excessive expenditure that led to growing public debt, there was a devaluation of the peso and the entire society suffered. The greater part of the politicians of that era finally ended up recognizing that the public finances could not be played around with.

Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region - A Presentation by E. Anthony Wayne to US-Mexico CEO Dialogue

AfPak File Podcast: Pakistan's Economy Under Imran Khan

Pakistan’s new government, which took office in August, has inherited a series of urgent economic challenges. These include plunging foreign reserves, a balance of payments crisis, and water and energy shortages. The new administration, led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, will need to move quickly.

Reconsidering Ukraine's State-Owned Banks

BY VADYM SYROTA

Ukrainian pensioners experienced some unwanted surprises in July. Their modest pensions, paid out of state pension funds, which in turn are financed out of the national budget, were delayed for several days. That delay signaled shortfalls to Ukrainian state budget revenues. But an additional cause of delay was the precarity of state-owned banks, the financial institutions through which most pension payments are channeled.

Can Pakistan Experience an Era of Change?

Pakistan’s new government has promised to shake things up.

Elected in July and led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), the new administration has vowed to do away with business as usual. The PTI projects itself as something different—a clean party not led by a family dynasty—and insists it will run the country differently from previous government as well.

2018 Brazilian Elections - Presidential Candidates' Proposals on the Economy

Infographic | The USMCA

Between Free Trade and 'America First': Analyzing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

After a two-year period of uncertainty on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the United States Mexico and Canada reached a new deal on the U.S. self-imposed deadline of September 30. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is now pending approval from each country’s legislature. If approved, what potential results will come from the agreement?

The Wilson Center’s Canada and Mexico Institutes hosted a discussion on the beginning of a new era in North America’s trade relations.

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